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American River Parkway Foundation Demanding Action For Illegal Encampments

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The American River Parkway Foundation (ARPF) submitted a letter to Sacramento County and City of Sacramento demanding that they take action to address the growing concern of illegal camping on the American River Parkway.

The American River Parkway Foundation this week has demanded city and county leaders to intervene and reportedly expect a detailed plan by March on how the removal of illegal campers from the 23-mile-long nature and recreation area will take place. The demand also focuses on the county's response to the damage that is being caused by the illegal encampments, and foundation reps want to start seeing action for their demands. “Over 15 percent of the parkway burned, and 99 percent of those fires were caused by illegal campers on the parkway,” said Dianna Poggetto, the executive director of the American River Parkway Foundation. “We put those deadlines because if we don’t have a date, then how do we hold anybody accountable?” 

As of now, the county and city have confirmed they have received the letters of concern. A spokesperson for the City of Sacramento reportedly said the issue is being discussed by the county on what to do next.

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